If you’ve been keeping up with all things Clunk you won’t have failed to have heard ‘Strawberry Milkshake’, ‘Rabbit Hole’ and ‘Manners’, all tasters from the debut album ‘No Taste’, which has recently been released. Here’s your chance to get to know a little more………
Hello Bad Waitress……..welcome to the clunk universe.
Please describe your current surroundings so we can get a picture
I have a purple and white orchid in front of me, a guitar by my side and two kitties napping in their bunks.
Please tell us who does what in the band. How did you get together and where are you based?
Katelyn Molgard (They/Them) — Shreds the guitar! ~ Moon Palmar (They/Them) — Slays the drums! ~ Nicole Cain (She/Her) — Rips the bass! ~ Kali-Ann Butala (She/Her) — Vocals and Guitar!
We got together through the music scene through various weirdos. Moon and I started a two piece called the Nude Dogs back in the day and it grew into the beast it is today. We are based in Toronto, Ontario Canadaaa!
Bad Waitress…..great name. Were all or one of you once employed as a waitress and dropped some soup into someone’s lap? Or did the name come about some other way?
I was watching Katelyn work at the Lake View, trying to think of a new band name. They were doing something silly (per usual) and I think I said something along the lines of “You’re a baaaad waitress”. I think it clicked right about there.
The debut album ‘No Taste’ is out now. This must be an exciting time for you. How do you go about writing? Music first? Words first? A mish mash of both?
Definitely a mish mash in this album. Sometimes I bring a riff in and sometimes we kind of just jam things out. I do the lyrics for the most part except for Standards where Nicole made those sexy verses.
Great album cover…..how did it come about?
We found a local artist named Lydia Lazarus. They gave us some options and we picked this one annnnd threw some splatter on it!
The videos are very creative. Who comes up with the ideas? I guess you all like a bit of dressing up!
We all come up with the ideas together, someone will start an idea and then the rest will just sprinkle in. I think Moon and Katelyn have a lot of makeup ideas, I’m kind of crap at it haha.
Is there a tour coming up? Are you coming to the UK and to Cumbria?
We have some dates we will be announcing soon but COVID is still pretty unpredictable. So, we will have to wait a little while longer. We want to come to the UK SO BAD ! I don’t think most of us have travelled outside of Canada too much and would love to see the rest of the world.
Right now I have ‘Let’s Dance’ by David Bowie on the record deck because I had ‘China Girl’ playing on the jukebox in my mind. What was the last album you heard and why, or maybe you’re listening to one right now!
Im currently just checking out the Meat EP by Idles, pretty dope.
If we were to come to your neck of the woods for a weekend where would you take us? You are the Entertainments Committee!
Any bands/artists that you recommend we check out?
Definitely gotta check out the new Houndstooth for some local bands, that’s where all the weirdos congregate these days. I’d say check out Kali Horse and Hot Garbage, they are kind of Bad Waitress’ cousin bands, as we all came up in the scene together around the same time. Dan Burke always has good shows on and all the good venues are pretty much around the same area downtown.
Thanks for taking the time for Clunk. If you get to Cumbria give us a shout for dinner at Clunk HQ. We are looking forward to seeing you in action. Great album!
We hope to see you soon!!!!!!!! ❤